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Occupational Forecasting Conference

An important role of the Workforce Investment Council is directing the Occupational Forecasting Conference. The Occupational Forecasting Conference is established to project job growth and to develop this information with respect to the statewide and regional workforce needs of current, new and emerging industries as deemed necessary for both regional and state workforce development system planning processes. The Occupational Forecasting Conference determines the official information that is critical in the planning and budgeting of the state's resources as they relate to workforce development.

Revised industry forecasts through year 2020 were approved by the OFC April 2012. The latest information includes:

  • Occupations that will need the most workers
  • Fastest-growing industries
  • Details by region
  • Average wages by occupation
  • Educational and training requirements

Revised Long-term 2020 Projections approved by OFC and WIC – June 2013
Occupational Projections for all Occupations

Short-term 2014 Projections approved by OFC and WIC – June 2013
Occupational Projections for all Occupations


The OFC is comprised of 10 principals appointed by the governor:

Russell Armstrong <More info>
Designee for the Governor

Dr. Paula Phillips Carson <More info>
Econometrician

Curt Eysink <More info>
Designee for the Louisiana Workforce Commission

Dr. Yu Hsing <More info>
Econometrician

Dr. Joe May <More info>
President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System

Phala Mire <More info>
Representative of the Louisiana Minority Supplier Development Council

Charles Moniotte <More info>
Chairman and representative of the Workforce Investment Council

Stephen Moret <More info>
Secretary of the Department of Economic Development

Louis Reine <More info>
Representative for the Louisiana AFL-CIO

Karen Zoeller <More info>
Representative for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)